Paul Harcourt Davies / Species rich alpine meadow with Orange lily (Lilium bulbiferum), Meadow clary (Salvia pratensis) and Yellow rattle (Rhinathus sp). View towards Campitello di Fassa and mountains, Fassa Valley, Dolomit...
Carol Walker / Mustang herd standing in snow. Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, South Dakota, USA. January 2017.
Nigel Cattlin / Blue colour variation of Green paddy leafhopper, (Nephottetix virescens) a biotype of this pest species
Ingo Arndt / Land snail (Polymita picta) collection of shells showing variation in patterning, Cuba. Endemic species.
Sandra Bartocha / European beech (Fagus sylvatica) and Pines reflected in Schweingartensee lake.Serrahn, Muritz-National Park, World Natural Heritage site, Germany, Europe. November 2015.
MYN / Corne van der Linden / Variety of orchids from the Banksia Woodland, Swan Coastal Plain. Including Pansy orchid (Diuris magnifica), Slender sun orchid (Thelymitra vulgaris), Cowslip orchid (Caladenia flava), Plain sun orchi...
Juan Carlos Munoz / Cabin sheltering traditional behives, Bavsica, Julian Alps, Slovenia. October 2014.
Solvin Zankl / Portuguese Man-of-War (Physalia physalis) close up of tentacles, Sargasso Sea, Bermuda
MYN / Tim Hunt / Composite of Caddisfly (Trichoptera) larva and cases, Worcestershire, England, UK, May.
Konrad Wothe / View up into canopy with sun rays shining through the leaves, lowland rainforest, Panguana Reserve, Huanuco province, Amazon basin, Peru.
Pal Hermansen / Composite of flying butterflies (Lepidoptera) on sphere.
Pal Hermansen / Colourful corn (Zea mays) seeds against white background.
Ernie Janes / Field poppies (Papaver rhoeas) and Corn Chamomile (Anthemis arvensis) growing in organic Barley (Hordeum vulgare) crop, Norfolk, England, UK. July.
Kristel Richard / Band of wild Mongolian horses running on plains at the foot of Dungurukh Uul mountain, near the border with China and Kazakhstan, Bayan-Olgiy aymag, Mongolia. September.
David Woodfall / Mixture of flowers, including Marigolds (Calendula officinalis) sown to attract wild bee species grown on roundabout / underpass of Motorway, M32, in inner city Bristol, Avon, UK, September.
Ann & Steve Toon / Cornfield annual summer wildflowers growing on one of the plant charity Landlife's National Wildflower Farms, St Helens, Merseyside, UK, June.
Ann & Steve Toon / Wildflowers, including poppies (Papaver rhoeas), corn marigold (Glebionis segetum), cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) and corn chamomile (Anthemis arvensis), being grown for seed by Landlife, Fir Tree Fa...
David Tipling / Red campion (Silene dioica) flowering in woodland amongst Bluebells and Greater stitchwort. Thursford Wood, North Norfolk, UK, May.
Alex Hyde / Alpine meadow, Nordtirol, Austrian Alps, July 2014.
Alex Hyde / Wildflowers and hut in alpine meadow, Nordtirol, Austrian Alps, July.
MYN / Lily Kumpe / Composite of seashells from beach on Bali, Indonesia. Meetyourneighbtous.net project
Alex Mustard / Split level view of shallow coral reef in the Red Sea at sunset. Gordon Reef, Sinai, Egypt. Strait of Tiran, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea.
Alex Hyde / Alpine meadow in flower including Scabious flowers. Austrian Alps at 1700 metres altitude, North Tyrol, Austria, June
Ingo Arndt / Compilation of various corals including many Fan corals (Gorgonacea sp) from collection at Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, Germany.
Peter Cairns / Wood patterns in Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, January.
Ingo Arndt / Bower of Vogelkop Bowerbird (Amblyornis inornatus) decorated with various types of leafs, beetle wing covers, black and brown fungi, red flowers and blue berries, Arfak Mountains, West Papua, Indonesi...
Jouan Rius / Black oak (Quercus velutina) in autumn, in Yosemite valley, Yosemite National Park, California, USA, December 2012.
Kristel Richard / A group of Pure Arab, Shagya Arab and East Bulgarian fillies running in snow, Kabiuk National Stud, Shumen, Bulgaria.
Floris van Breugel / Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) leaves floating in a small pond in late autumn in Seattle's Washington Park Arboretum. Washington USA
Floris van Breugel / Hillside and swirling mists illuminated by the afternoon sun, in North Cascades Mountains, Washington, USA, September 2012.
Floris van Breugel / Various fluorescent minerals : 1Willemite, New Jersey, 2: Willemite and Calcite, New Jersey, 3: Fluorite, Ohio, 4: Willemite and Calcite, New Jersey. 5: Fluorite, California. 6: Scheelite, California....
Staffan Widstrand,Staffan Widstrand / Spot-billed Pelican (Pelecanus philippinensis) Great white egret, (Casmerodius albus) Little egret (Egretta garzetta) Eurasian flamingo, (Phoenicopterus roseus) Spoonbill (Platalea leucrodia) reflecte...
Felicity Lanchester,Felicity Lanchester / Mixed group of Cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis), Great egrets (Ardea alba), African openbill storks (Anastomus lamelligerus) and Sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) gathering to roost, Selous Game Res...
Felicity Lanchester,Felicity Lanchester / View of a BBC filming camp at night, on location for the Sahara episode of the 'Africa' series, Egypt, September 2011.
Nick Garbutt,Nick Garbutt / Tourist watching masses of butterflies drinking from temporary pools. Various species including Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe), Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae), White-angled Sulphur (Anteo...
Theo Bosboom / La Hoegne mountain stream in autumn, under water, near Hockai, Belgian Ardennes, November
Theo Bosboom / Beech (Fagus sp) leaves in autumn, Angerenstein park, Arnhem, the Netherlands, November 2011
Theo Bosboom,Theo Bosboom / Flowers in bloom with Poppies (Papaver rhoeas) and Anthemis in field near Huissen, the Netherlands, June 2011
Paul Harcourt Davies,Paul Harcourt Davies / Emergence of Two-tailed Pasha butterfly (Charaxes jasius) Podere Montecucco. Orvieto, Umbria, Italy August. Sequence 6 of 9
Paul Harcourt Davies / Emergence of Two-tailed Pasha butterfly (Charaxes jasius) Podere Montecucco. Orvieto, Umbria, Italy August. Sequence 1 of 9
Paul Harcourt Davies / Floral colour in fields on the Piano Grande from Poppies (Papaver rhoeas), Cornflowers (Centaurea), Mustard (Brassica) and Mayweed (Anthemis), Umbria, Italy, June
Paul Harcourt Davies,Paul Harcourt Davies / Poppies (Papaver rhoeas) in flower, growing near the military cemetry, Bolsena, Italy. Taken with fisheye lens
Denis-Huot,Denis-Huot / Lion (Panthera leo) male chasing White backed vultures (Gyps africanus) off its prey, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. Vulnerable species.
Petra Wegner,Petra Wegner / Chihuahuas, mixture of longhaired and short-haired sitting in basket.
Barrie Britton / Mantellid Frog Tadpoles (Guibemantis species) developing on leaf overhanging pond.
Association Mitsinjo Reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar.
Photograph taken on location for BBC 'Wild Madagascar' Series,...
Sven Zacek,Sven Zacek / Baltic sea is freezing up along the northern coast of Estonia. Lahemaa National Park, Estonia, January 2012.
Sven Zacek,Sven Zacek / Ice sheets before sunrise in Estonia. December 2009.